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In 2020, the Alberta government announced two short-term, non-renewing programs of over $1 billion to provide financial support to all municipalities and local economies harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Objective and Scope

Our audit objective was to conclude whether the department had effective systems to design, deliver, monitor and report on MOST and MSP. We audited the department’s processes to develop and manage the execution of these programs that were in place from March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2022.


Based on our audit criteria, we conclude the department has effective processes to design, deliver and monitor the MOST and MSP programs. Improvements can be made to the reporting process by including an analysis of results achieved by the program in the department’s annual report.

We are not making a new recommendation to the department on the reporting as there are outstanding recommendations we have previously reported on the need to improve performance reporting to Albertans in ministry annual reports.